The weathernetwork.com prepared a list of things that you should always keep in your car during these snowy months;
· Windshield scraper and snow brush · Spare windshield washer fluid · Food and Water · Outdoor clothing and Footwear · First-aid kit · Flashlight (w/ Rayovac batteries) · Traction aid · Shovel · Tow strap · Jumper cables · Flares, reflectors or warning lamps
These items are very handy to have in the trunk or under a seat because you never know what might happen. The other day I found myself on the side of the road in 20-degree weather with a flat tire on my way home from work. I opted to change the tire myself instead of calling roadside assistance. As I laid on the cold ground in dress pants, a nice jacket, and loafers I was wishing for pretty much everything on the list above.
The sun is setting before 4:30pm this time of year, so make sure you have a flashlight and some spare Rayovac batteries if you find yourself stranded in the dark.